Peace talks with ULFA-I impossible until Paresh Baruah drops sovereignty demand: Assam CM
GUWAHATI: Peace talks with the ULFA-I will not be possible unless its leader Paresh Baruah gives up his demand for sovereignty.
This is the view of the Chief Minister of Assam – Himanta Biswa Sharma.
“It is not an issue to sit down for peace talks with ULFA-I. But bringing dress to the negotiating table is the most difficult part,” he said.
“Any peace talks with the ULFA-I are not possible unless Paresh Baruah demands sovereignty,” he said.
“The ULFA-I’s claim to sovereignty is the bone of contention.
He further informed that the channel of communication with ULFA-I has been opened and the Assam government has taken all possible steps to resolve the issue.
“The people of Assam have a greater role to play in resolving the decades-old ULFA insurgent issue.
The ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah has repeatedly emphasized the sovereignty demands of the organisation.
ULFA-I stated many times that the issue of sovereignty must be on the agenda for peace talks to begin.
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